Deltek launches new blog series exploring the evolution of insurance exchanges

Deltek Analyst Amanda White reports.

As promised, Deltek’s health care and social services team is kicking off a blog series centered on our recently released report, “Evolving Health Insurance Exchanges.” The report provides an in-depth analysis of states and their steps toward implementing these one-stop shops. It also provides high-level recommendations for vendors trying to get ahead in the game.
Blogs this week will touch on topics such as all-payer claims data (APCD) and its role in the insurance exchange initiative, integrated eligibility, upcoming quality assurance initiatives, states’ progress in implementation/procurement, and more! Today’s blog explores a few major milestones reached by two states out West.
Last week, California released the long-awaited request for proposals (RFP) for the California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention System (CalHEERS). The RFP’s release comes as no surprise, as California has been a consistent leader in the insurance exchange effort and was the first state to establish legislation for the system. So far, California has received more than $40 million in federal funding.
The CalHEERS procurement is a joint effort by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB). The selected vendor will be responsible for the design, development and deployment of software functionality to meet requirements established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
For the complete blog, go here.

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